Firefighters saw smoke pouring from the seventh floor of the high rise and rushed inside. That's where they found the found the victim and pulled him from his home.
"We're trained so well that when we arrive on the scene our training takes over so you don't really think, it's more instinct. So you go up to the fire floor and there's smoke. The first thing that we're taught is that we're supposed to search for life," said Paul Dorsey, Chicago firefighter.
Early reports indicate the fire may have started in the kitchen of the man's unit. He is listed in extremely critical condition.
No one else was hospitalized.